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Video: Chris Carmody On How Green Supply Chains Are Transforming Business

Video: Chris Carmody On How Green Supply Chains Are Transforming Business

Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) Executive Director Chris Carmody interviewed here on how green supply chain requirements are transforming global business. Carmody discusses the Environmental Help Desk for Business, a portal that helps large companies connect with and educate suppliers and assists small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) navigate green supply chain …

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Tickets On Sale For 2013 Green Plus Benefit Brunch & Sustainable Enterprise Awards

Tickets On Sale For 2013 Green Plus Benefit Brunch & Sustainable Enterprise Awards

 This year’s Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards will take place Sunday, June 2, at the first Certified Green Plus business — Mez Contemporary Mexican Restaurant in Durham, NC. In addition to the 11am brunch, the Institute for Sustainable Development will recognize small and medium-sized employers from around the country for …

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ISD Announces Burt’s Bees + Green Plus Food System Consortium in Durham

ISD Announces Burt’s Bees + Green Plus Food System Consortium in Durham

NC Research Triangle-based Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is teaming up with the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation to create the Green Plus Durham Food System Consortium (DFSC). The Consortium of local, food-centric businesses and  nonprofits will share best practices and collaborate to strengthen the area’s food system and help …

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Call for Nominations: 2014 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards

Call for Nominations: 2014 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards

Nominate your favorite triple-bottom line employer here for a 2014 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Award. Each year, Green Plus recognizes outstanding small and medium-sized employers from around the U.S. for their leadership in sustainable enterprise – combining cutting edge business, environmental, employee and community practices.  Nominate your favorite triple-bottom line employer here by midnight, Oct. 1, …

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Exciting Announcement! Green Plus now a program of The Redwoods Group Foundation

Exciting Announcement!  Green Plus now a program of The Redwoods Group Foundation

  You might’ve noticed that we’ve been a little absent on this blog recently, but we promise there’s a good reason!  We are happy to announce that Green Plus is now a program of The Redwoods Group Foundation!  We’re excited to be a part of the Foundation team, and are …

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We Need Your Support! ISD/Green Plus Annual Fund!

We Need Your Support!  ISD/Green Plus Annual Fund!

Now that we’re almost half way through 2014, we’re kicking up our efforts for our special Annual Fund. To support our efforts in cultivating the next generation of sustainability leaders and helping businesses, nonprofits, and communities, please consider making a donation here. In the coming months, we’ll be looking for …

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Citizens’ Awards Nominations Open for Commitment to Environmental Stewardship & More

Citizens’ Awards Nominations Open for Commitment to Environmental Stewardship & More

Every May, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation embarks on a journey to find and recognize the best corporate citizens. The Citizens Awards, now celebrating its 15th year, recognizes the most accomplished social and community initiatives within the business community. The Corporate Citizenship Center will be accepting nominations for the 15th …

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May 6: Energy and Water in Your Operations and Supply Chains

May 6: Energy and Water in Your Operations and Supply Chains

May 6, don’t miss the Corporate Citizenship Center’s annual environment forum: Accelerating Sustainability: Energy and Water in Your Operations and Supply Chains” — agenda here and registration here.   At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Accelerating Sustainability Forum, in partnership with the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, the …

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Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector

Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector

“What are the most pressing energy and water problems facing society? How is the private sector addressing these challenges? These questions and more are the focus of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center publication, Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector. Featuring more …

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Happy Birthday! Join Us March 21st for the 5th Birthday of Green Plus

Happy Birthday! Join Us March 21st for the 5th Birthday of Green Plus

Join us from 7:30-9:30am, Friday, March 21st, at the Research Triangle Park Foundation as we celebrate the fifth birthday of Green Plus and the 10th year of our work at the Institute for Sustainable Development. The morning will feature  A conversation with Paula Alexander, Director of Sustainable Business and Innovation …

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May 6: Accelerating Sustainability: Energy + Water in Your Operations & Supply Chains

May 6: Accelerating Sustainability: Energy + Water in Your Operations & Supply Chains

MAY 6, 2014 – 8:00AM – 5:30PM at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C (View the latest agenda here). You slashed your water consumption. You shrank your energy bill. You improved efficiencies in your supply chain. Now what? It’s time to put sustainability to work for your business. Join …

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How Companies of All Sizes Tap into Innovation

How Companies of All Sizes Tap into Innovation

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about how small businesses have been leading the charge in creating new innovations that are great for the bottom line, but also happen to be great for the environment. There are small technology firms creating smart thermostats and software that help measure and control …

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Happy Holidays from Green Plus!!

Happy Holidays from Green Plus!!

  We at Green Plus want to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays and a prosperous new year!   We’ll see you all in 2014!!

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